I can hear you

Hi everyone,
Back on land after a week of being out of touch. Be careful what you say because I can hear you again. That’s not to say that I’ll be much better about answering. Just keeping you on your toes.


Questions from children

Hi everyone,
Here’s a quick one on the fly. Charlesbridge has posted some Q/A between some school kids and me about NOW YOU SEE THEM, NOW YOU DON’T. Here’s the link if you’re interested. https://cdn.shopify.com/s/files/1/0750/0101/files/discussion-activity-guide.pdf?13872820801633084475. My thanks to Alaina Leary for putting this together.

One more wave

Hi everyone,

In Ajo, Jeff and I looked in vain for the house I lived in when I started school. We decided that it has been torn down. In this picture of me waving to my mother on my first day of school, you can only see the houses across the street. We couldn’t find them either.1st-day-of-school-ajo-arizona We did find the second house I lived in though. Here I am waving in front of that house, both of us a bit worse for the wear since 1945.img_20170131_1631270911_resized

The Case of the Shrinking Shoes

Hi everyone,

I have a pair of Merrell shoes that I wear almost every day. They are the most comfortable shoes I own. In Arizona I wore them every day except when I went walking in the desert.

Imagine my surprise yesterday, when I dug the Merrells out of my suitcase and slipped into them, to discover that my toes felt a bit cramped. I wore tennis shoes on the trip home and my feet aren’t accustomed to tight laces so I guessed that they must have become swollen on the trip home.

I gimped around the house all day, waiting for the swelling to go down so I could walk without so much discomfort. By bedtime I was growing slightly worried. I was relieved to take off my shoes. And suddenly my toes felt fine. With sudden insight I reached into the shoes and pulled out the rolled up socks I’d stuffed in them when I packed to leave Arizona.
If you have anything unkind to say about this, put a sock in it.